Sydenham, Victoria

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Sydenham
MelbourneVictoria
Sydenham Victoria aerial.jpg
Sydenham is located in Melbourne
Sydenham
Sydenham
Coordinates 37°42′07″S 144°46′01″E / 37.702°S 144.767°E / -37.702; 144.767Coordinates: 37°42′07″S 144°46′01″E / 37.702°S 144.767°E / -37.702; 144.767
Population 10,323 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,870/km2 (7,430/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3037
Area 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 25 km (16 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Keilor
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Sydenham:
Hillside Calder Park Taylors Lakes
Hillside Sydenham Taylors Lakes
Taylors Hill Delahey Keilor Downs

Sydenham is a suburb 25 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Sydenham had a population of 10,323.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 26 August 1861.[2] A railway station, known as Keilor Road, was opened in 1859 and renamed Sydenham on 1 April 1887.[3] The station was relocated before reopening as Watergardens in 2002, with the extension of the electric rail service to the suburb. Watergardens is on the Sunbury railway line and was a terminus station until November 2012.

Today[edit]

Education facilities in the area include Catholic Regional College Sydenham, a coeducational Catholic senior high school and shares some of its grounds with Emmaus Catholic Primary School. It also includes the Sydenham-Hillside Primary School, which is one of the country's largest government primary school and the Sydenham Campus of Copperfield College.

Sport[edit]

Sydenham Hillside Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Essendon District Football League.[4] Sydenham Park Soccer Club competes in the north west state 2

Calder Park Raceway is located just to the north of Sydenham.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sydenham (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ The Colac Herald [Friday 25 March 1887], Change of name of a railway station, retrieved 10 Nov 2012 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Sydenham Hillside, retrieved 15 April 2009